Four researchers in Singapore awarded Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Welfare Foundation research grant on senior citizen welfare

1 February 2021

SINGAPORE – The Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Welfare Foundation (“MSIWF”) Research Grant Award today announces its four Singaporean recipients with a total award of close to SGD 40,000. Coinciding with the government’s efforts towards improving eldercare in Singapore, findings from the researches awarded will contribute to advancing healthcare needs of the elderly, empowering their caregivers and supporting active ageing in the community respectively.

These awards make a total of 53 grants to date, amounting to more than SGD 500,000 being awarded to Singapore-based researchers by MSIWF since its inception here in 2007. 

The fourteenth year running, the research grant is administered by MSIG, a subsidiary of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, Limited, which founded MSIWF as part of the company’s commitment to contribute back to society meaningfully.

For the 2020 MSIWF Research Grant Award, there were a total of nine grant applications in Singapore, of which the following four were selected:

Every year, MSIWF awards a maximum grant of SGD 10,000 to each of the selected recipient who has demonstrated that his/her research project will have an impact on society and strong practical applications in the area of elderly well-being and/or traffic safety.

A total of 45 research grants (33 from Japan, four from Singapore, four from Thailand and four from Taiwan) with a value of more than JPY 39 million have been selected for the 2020 MSIWF Research Grant Award.

About Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Welfare Foundation 

The Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Welfare Foundation (“MSIWF” or the “Foundation”) was founded in 1975 by Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company in Japan. Advocating for budding and inter-disciplinary research focused on the growing ageing population and the rising concerns over traffic safety, MSIWF has received acknowledgement as a “special public interest promotion corporation” from Japan’s Prime Minister in 1995 for its grant activities and became a public interest incorporated foundation in December 2009. MSIWF has since extended its research grant award to support research initiatives in Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan.


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